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Climate extremes are 'unprecedented' (a mixed bag of .. uhh.. stuff, climatically speaking)
BBC News ^ | 7/3/13 | Roger Harrabin

Posted on 07/03/2013 9:49:32 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

The Earth experienced unprecedented recorded climate extremes during the decade 2001-2010, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

Its new report says more national temperature records were reported broken than in previous decades.

There was an increase in deaths from heatwaves over that decade.

This was particularly pronounced during the extreme summers in Europe in 2003 and in the Russian Federation during 2010.

But despite the decade being the second wettest since 1901 (with 2010 the wettest year recorded) fewer people died from floods than in the previous decade.

Better warning systems and increased preparedness take much of the credit for the reduced deaths. The WMO says smarter climate information will be needed as the climate continues to change.

Its report, The Global Climate 2001-2010, A Decade of Climate Extremes, analysed global and regional trends, as well as extreme events such as Hurricane Katrina, floods in Pakistan and droughts in the Amazon, Australia and East Africa.

The decade was the warmest for both hemispheres and for both land and ocean surface temperatures. The record warmth was accompanied by a rapid decline in Arctic sea ice, and accelerating loss of mass from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and from glaciers.

Global mean sea levels rose about 3mm per year - about double the observed 20th century trend of 1.6mm per year. Global sea level averaged over the decade was about 20cm higher than in 1880.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: climate; climatechange; climatechangefraud; extremes; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; unprecedented; wmo

1 posted on 07/03/2013 9:49:32 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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the obligatory..


2 posted on 07/03/2013 9:53:15 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

3 posted on 07/03/2013 9:54:35 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Spammer!!! 8-p


4 posted on 07/03/2013 9:56:06 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s me!


5 posted on 07/03/2013 9:57:07 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Whatever happens, it’s our fault” is not a scientific hypothesis.


6 posted on 07/03/2013 9:57:26 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: onyx

The UN would like a word with you..

Cool it! :-}

UN: 2001-2010 decade shows faster warming trend
http://news.yahoo.com/un-2001-2010-decade-shows-152945055.html


7 posted on 07/03/2013 9:58:36 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

No citations, no data or graphs, nothing but Chicken Little shouting “The sky is falling,the sky is falling!”

Beneath contempt.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 9:58:51 AM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: NormsRevenge

You’re keeping me laughing this morning!
LOL.


9 posted on 07/03/2013 9:59:30 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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from the ap piece at link above.

UN: 2001-2010 decade shows faster warming trend

Experts say a decade is about the minimum length of time to study when it comes to spotting climate change.

From 1971 to 2010, global temperatures rose by an average rate of 0.17 degrees Celsius per decade. But going back to 1880, the average increase was .062 percent degrees Celsius per decade.


10 posted on 07/03/2013 10:00:04 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: onyx

WE do what we can. :-]


11 posted on 07/03/2013 10:00:48 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

Someone must have been threatened with termination because they didn’t follow the party line and try to cover up the IPCC AR 5 report flaws that show that it was all lies all along. Why ARE liberals and liberal academics soooooo stupid? I have arguments with AGW dorks sometimes, and all they can say is, “its already proven, you can’t deny it, because its fact.” This comes from even scientists that should know better, but when you hit them with one of their pet projects all objectivity goes away. I hate these people so much.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 10:01:01 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.g)
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To: NormsRevenge
I've noticed that the MSM loves this hyperbole. My goodness this year alone:

There were tornadoes in Oklahoma

It is hot in Arizona

There were floods along the Mississippi

Alaska was cold before it was hot

There were winter storms in the winter

Will it never end??

13 posted on 07/03/2013 10:03:17 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: NormsRevenge; All

This is about http://www.icleiusa.org/ AGENDA 21...it will be used to control the population and eliminate property ownership through the veil of “sustanabilty”

Look it up ...obozo shilling for climate change.

I got a letter from government local entity saying they can come on my property to examine the creek running thru it. Ridiculous! Didn’t understand at first but I do now!

Beware you have been warned.

Sometimes people do not believe this stuff can happen, but it is especially insidious when wetlands and water are involved.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 10:05:55 AM PDT by seeker41
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To: seeker41

meanwhile the EU is re-tooling/adjusting their cap-and-trade policy to try to rescue it..

EU lawmakers back cap-and-trade fix

http://news.yahoo.com/eu-lawmakers-back-cap-trade-fix-131712658.html

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The European Parliament on Wednesday backed a rescue plan for the world’s biggest cap-and-trade system for emissions of carbon dioxide, the most prevalent greenhouse gas from human activities.

In a 344-311 vote, European lawmakers in Strasbourg, France, approved a proposal to delay an auction of allowances in the EU’s emissions trading scheme.

The delay is designed to boost the carbon price, which has dropped below 5 euros ($6.5) per ton due to an oversupply of allowances and Europe’s economic slowdown.

Introduced in 2005 as a tool against climate change, the system allows power plants and big factories to trade CO2 permits, providing an incentive to cut emissions.

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15 posted on 07/03/2013 10:14:59 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

Everyone is warmer. Yet, the average earth temp hasn’t changed in, what, 15 or more years? Hmmm.

Records are being broken that are UNPRECEDENTED in Vegas and Death Valley. But these records that were broken or tied were 100+ years old. So they are NOT UNPRECEDENTED!

I wonder what “global warming” due to CO2 caused these temps to be set 100+ years ago, when CO2 was lower??


16 posted on 07/03/2013 10:15:51 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Never mind the leftists speaking climactically...


17 posted on 07/03/2013 10:24:24 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Right Wing Assault
I wonder what “global warming” due to CO2 caused these temps to be set 100+ years ago, when CO2 was lower??

Buffalo and horse farts... that stuff is toxic. /s

18 posted on 07/03/2013 10:25:52 AM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Freezing to death is a horrible way to die.


19 posted on 07/03/2013 10:33:28 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Jack of all Trades

it is if there’s consensus.

Algore taught us consensus IS science.


20 posted on 07/03/2013 10:35:19 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: ken in texas

oh yes. the horses... they were supposed to bury London in horsecr*p, weren’t they?

Instead, they had to wait for the BBC.


21 posted on 07/03/2013 10:44:43 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: All

Was Katrina really and “extreme event” as mentioned in the report?

Or was it only extreme because of where it hit and the damage it did?


22 posted on 07/03/2013 10:50:35 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: NormsRevenge

Bull$h!t. Climate and weather fluctuate. All attempts to define ‘normal’ climate or weather have failed.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 10:52:03 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Global warming or cooling doesn't matter. Man can't cause it and man can't stop it. If cooling is happening we can't warm the earth back up. If warming is happening we can't cool the earth back down. So why worry or care if climate change is happening, because IT IS! Climate is constantly changing as is everything else. NOTHING is static.

Man's puffed up importance of himself thinks he can stop the shrinking of glaciers by putting white plastic sheets to cover part of a glacier only to discover that the environmental impact of doing the project was more damaging than the ice they saved. Also it was a project that could never be accomplished on a grand scale. Why would we even want to?

Also, warming or cooling would have plusses as well as minuses. Crops, shipping, fishing, fuel consumption and on & on. Ask the Viking farmers that are living in Greenland. Well, there used to be. Ask the Alaskan crab fisherman about the recent global warming.

24 posted on 07/03/2013 11:09:39 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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